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Planning for Healthier Diets

  • Venue: The Core, Science Central, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE4 5TF
  • Start: Mon, 21 May 2018 15:00:00 BST
  • End: Mon, 21 May 2018 16:15:00 BST

Background to the event

Obesity remains one of the most significant global health and social problems, with rates rising dramatically over the past few decades - moreover the North East has some of the highest obesity rates in England. The increase in numbers of fast food outlets in the UK has been linked to rising obesity levels. Since 2012 local authorities have been charged with promoting healthy communities and a number of local authorities have developed planning policies and guidance with an aim to restrict the proliferation of fast food outlets. However, there has been no consistency of approach and some polices and guidance may prove to be more successful than others.

What is the aim of this event?

To examine the current situation, overview best practice in planning approaches and explore possible future directions.  

Who is the event for?

It will be of interest to professionals and academics from public health and planning and anyone interested in promoting healthy diets.


Keynote presentations:

Foodscapes latest trends and evidence - Amelia Lake

Reuniting Planning and Health - Michael Chang

The view from local authority - Claire Dobinson

Use of the planning system to restrict the proliferation of hot food takeaways - Tom Burgoine

Health on the High Street - Duncan Stephenson


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